Why is Oneiric Ocelot unable to detect my Sony Ericsson camera

Asked by Gerard Derksen on 2011-11-10

Since updating to Ubuntu11.10, my pc does NOT detect my Sony Ericsson camera when I connect it to the usb port,-help!.

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2011-11-20
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2011-11-12

So you want to use your phone as a webcam?
What model is it?

delance (olivier-delance) said : #2

Could you connect camera, wait few seconds, and run command
   lsusb
Do you see the camera, and if yes, please provide ID.

Gerard Derksen (geeelldee) said : #3

I'm REALLY sorry to have bothered you people with that misinformation but I'm always having trouble getting the pc to find my Sony Ericsson T707 Mobile PHONE, I don't understand how I wrote camera originally.
  Also I'm having heaps of "cups trouble" trying to install my HP PSC 1500 All-in-One printer, this is also while I'm using Oneiric Ocelot, should I go back to 10.04LTS maybe?

Gerard Derksen (geeelldee) said : #4

In reply to olivier-delance-Yes in the terminal they were all visibly connected
gyp@gyp-Tappen-series:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0409:0058 NEC Corp. HighSpeed Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:0920 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Express
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:c50e Logitech, Inc. Cordless Mouse Receiver
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 03f0:4c11 Hewlett-Packard PSC 1500 series
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 062a:0003 Creative Labs
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 0fce:d11d Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB

If you install the latest HPLIP it may help. When you say "Find the phone", do you just want the data on the phone storage?

Gerard Derksen (geeelldee) said : #6

Once again I apologize dear kind person, as you can tell I am a person of few words.-and yes, that was ahat I was trying to intimate,in my terse mannerism,so congratulations to you for picking that up for me,- WELL DONE

Gerard Derksen (geeelldee) said : #7

Also I forgot to add your reply on 2011-11-10 solved the trouble (coupled with an answer I found on the "the Ubuntu Geek" website about going to the terminal and installing CUPS, So thanks to all who responded.-

Just clearing up the situation and what is being requested.

Can you please connect the device and wait a few seconds. Then run:

sudo fdisk -l

What is output?

Thanks

Gerard Derksen (geeelldee) said : #9

This is the output after connecting the mobile:
Disk /dev/sda: 40.1 GB, 40060403712 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4870 cylinders, total 78242976 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0007b81a

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 41557110 20777531+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 41558014 78241791 18341889 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 74942464 78241791 1649664 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 41558016 73451519 15946752 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 73453568 74928127 737280 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Disk /dev/sdb: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders, total 156301488 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000cf85d

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 2048 44341594 22169773+ 83 Linux
/dev/sdb2 87842814 156301311 34229249 5 Extended
/dev/sdb5 150161408 156301311 3069952 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sdb6 87842816 147501055 29829120 83 Linux
/dev/sdb7 147503104 150159359 1328128 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Is there a setting in the phone to mount the device. Usually when you plug in the phone the OS offers you the option to mount the SD, you will then see the reaction on Ubuntu. There is an app to automount on USB which may help

Gerard Derksen (geeelldee) said : #11

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.